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20 Dec 2017
Leading bus operator Stagecoach Yorkshire is making changes to their Stocksbridge services following a public consultation.
Ahead of changes to the Supertram timetable, which will directly affect the Supertram Link bus services, Stagecoach asked passengers how they could continue to best serve
Stocksbridge and the surrounding areas.
From 28 January, buses will continue to run both ways around Stocksbridge and Deepcar after 9am, as requested by 78% of the people consulted.
Steps have also been taken to ensure that the evening service will continue to cover Garden Village and Unsliven Bridge, as people voiced their concerns about suggestions to remove it..
Customers using evening connections from Middlewood park and ride will benefit from more frequent buses up until around 8pm - after 9pm these will run hourly.
Customer feedback was also received that the evening extension to Hillsborough was unpopular and did not work well with the tram, so it has been removed.
Passengers can also look forward to improved punctuality on the 57 and 201 buses following a timetable revision.
John Young, Commercial Director at Stagecoach said: “We are delighted with the overwhelming response we received to the consultation. The information we gained has been vital in ensuring we can deliver the smoothest possible journeys for our customers in Stocksbridge.
“We always aim to put our customers first and their views help us shape the services we run. The changes we are making are as a direct result of the feedback we received.
The SL1 service will follow an anti-clockwise loop serving Lee Avenue, Bracken Moor Lane, Coal Pit Lane, Cedar Road, Shay House Lane, Hole House Lane and Manchester Road.
The SL1a service will operate a clockwise loop around the village serving
Manchester Road, Hole House Lane, Shay House Lane, Cedar Road, Coal Pit Lane and Lee Avenue.